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The Emerson String Quartet, also known as the Emerson Quartet, is a professional string ensemble – in residence at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. The musical ensemble was previously in residence at The Hartt School located in West Hartford, Connecticut. Choosing American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson as namesake, the quartet formed at the Juilliard School as a student ensemble. They turned professional in 1976, with both of their violinists having studied under the tutelage of the renowned Oscar Shumsky, alternating as first and second violinists.

The Emerson Quartet was inducted into the Classical Music Hall of Fame in 2010. As of May 2014, they have released more than thirty albums and won nine Grammy Awards, as well as the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize.

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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 String Quartets Debussy, Ravel; Emerson String Quartet 1
1988 Die 6 Streichquartette Béla Bartók, Emerson String Quartet 3
1988 Schubert: Der Tod und das Mädchen / Beethoven: Quartetto serioso op. 95 Schubert, Beethoven; Emerson String Quartet 1
1991 String Quartets Nos. 1, 2 / Sonata for Two Violins Prokofiev; Emerson String Quartet 1
1991 Flute Quartets Mozart; Emerson String Quartet, Carol Wincenc 1
1991 String Quartets K. 387 & 421 Mozart; Emerson String Quartet 1
1992 Streichquintett C-Dur Franz Schubert; Emerson String Quartet, Mstislav Rostropovich 2
1993 American Contemporaries John Harbison, Richard Wernick, Gunther Schuller; Emerson String Quartet 2
1994 Piano Quintet, Op. 81 / Piano Quartet, Op. 87 Dvořák; Emerson String Quartet, Menahem Pressler 1
1995 Piano Quintet Op. 44 / Piano Quartet Op. 47 Schumann; Emerson String Quartet, Menahem Pressler 1
1995 Dvořák: "American" Quartet / Tchaikovsky: Quartet no. 1 / Borodin: Quartet no. 2 Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, Borodin; Emerson String Quartet 1
1999 Clarinet Quintets Mozart, Brahms; Emerson String Quartet, David Shifrin 1
1999 String Quartet No. 8 Shostakovich; Emerson String Quartet 1
2001 The Haydn Project Joseph Haydn; Emerson String Quartet 1
2003 The Art of Fugue Bach; Emerson String Quartet 1
2004 The Late String Quartets / String Quintet Franz Schubert; Emerson String Quartet, Rostropovich 1
2004 The Seven Last Words Joseph Haydn; Emerson String Quartet 3
2006 Intimate Voices Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen; Emerson String Quartet 1
2007 Piano Quintet / The String Quartets Brahms; Emerson String Quartet, Leon Fleisher 1
2008 Fugues Bach; Emerson String Quartet 1
2010 Old World - New World Dvořák; Emerson String Quartet 1
2011 The Prussian Quartets Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Emerson String Quartet 1
Haydn Quartets Mozart; Emerson String Quartet 1
Mozart: Jagd-Quartett, Dissonanzen-Quartet / Haydn: Kaiser-Quartett Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn; Emerson String Quartet 1
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 / Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 Tchaikovsky, Borodin; Emerson String Quartet 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 American Originals: Ives / Barber String Quartets Ives, Barber; Emerson String Quartet 2
1997 The String Quartets Ludwig van Beethoven; Emerson String Quartet 2
2000 String Quartets Shostakovich; Emerson String Quartet 2
2003 The Late String Quartets Ludwig van Beethoven; Emerson String Quartet 2
2005 The Complete String Quartets Mendelssohn; Emerson String Quartet 1
Key to the Quartets Beethoven; Emerson String Quartet 1
The Emerson Encores Emerson String Quartet 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Works for String Quartet / String Trio, Op. 20 Anton Webern; Emerson String Quartet, Mary Ann McCormick 1

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